Leaders in Minnesota's Somali business community are responding to questions about suitcases of cash leaving on flights out of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
The community members gathered Friday morning to call out Minnesota politicians for bills that could impact how Somali immigrants send money to their families abroad.
This all stems from Fox 9's report of massive fraud in the state's daycare subsidy program for low-income families. Multiple government sources believe as much as a $100 million of taxpayer money is being ripped off. They have tracked some of the money going overseas.
Sources told Fox 9 suitcases stuffed with as much as a $1 million in cash are leaving on flights from MSP on a regular basis. It's all legal, as long as the courier fills out government forms. Immigrant communities use these types of money transfers in order to help support relatives in countries with no official banking system.